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FOX News
Feb 7, 2013 6:00pm EST
architect of the drone program itself, he has been the architect of the obama administration drone program. and i came away from there with the feeling that i had going in that there is a definite direction of not capturing these high value targets and soliciting information from them through detention and interrogation. >> but because he said that it's ideal or preferrable to capture them so you can get intelligence. >> yet when i asked him how many high value targets they had captured in the last four years on the obama administration, he dodged and weaved there. >> he said he would get back to you with a number. >> the fact is, i know what the number is. it's one. he allude to do it a little later in his testimony. we captured a guy, we put him on a ship for 60 days and sailed around in the ocean, interrogated him. you know, that's not a detention interrogation policy that can be -- >> brennan also, as mike emmanuel pointed out, seems to have been on both sides of the enhanced interrogation issue when he left the c.i.a. back in 2007, he said enhanced interrogation, writ large, s
FOX News
Feb 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
architect of the obama drone program and its kill list. today he told lawmakers killing terrorists is not ideal. >> i never believe it's better to kill a terrorist than to detain him. we want to detain as many terrorists as possible so we can illicit the intelligence from them in the appropriate manner so that we can disrupt terrorist attacks. >> since closing gitmo has been a obama priority. they've done more killing than capturing. they tried to calm the outrage by agreeing to show members of the intelligence committees the justice department's memo justifying targeted killings with drones. but today white house press secretary jay carney said there are no plans to share with other committees or outside groups. liberals say more must be done. >> i have become concerned the department of justice is not following through with the president's commitment just yet. >> on another controversial issue, the benghazi 9-11 attack. gop senator fired this warning shot. >> it is absolutely essential that the documents the committee has requested on benghazi be supplied before the confirmation moves f
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 4:30am EST
, a shadow of what it once was. under president obama, the program has been used to take out 400 terrorist targets in pakistan and the middle east. >>> potential cuts in the defense department have already faced changes in the military operations. the pentagon said it will reduce plans in the persian gulf. that would leave one carrier in the region. defense secretary leon panetta warns under the pentagon cuts, workers could face furloughs saying, quote, this is not a game. this is reality. >>> vice president joe biden made an emotional appeal to house democrats urging them to support the obama administration gun control administration. inviteden choked up while recounting sandy hook. and a somber tone turned emphatic, reminding his audience as of their obligations as lawmakers to act. >> when people tell me that you can't prevent these kinds of occurrences, that doesn't mean we can't do something to god forbid if it happens again, diminish the carnage. it matters. it matters. >> speaking to those worried about the political consequences and backing controversial gun legislation,
WHUT
Feb 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
the targeted killing of americans. the obama administration secrecy around the drone program is expected to be a top issue at this week's confirmation hearing of white house counterterrorism adviser john brennan to the director of the cia. brennan has been dubbed by critics to be obama's assassination czar. joining us now is jameel jaffer , deputy legal director of the aclu. you have looked at the white memo. this is something you have it asking for for quite some time. talk about its significance. go with it -- through it with us. >> it is a remarkable document and something everybody ought to read in the sand like everyone should read the torture memos from the last in ministration. it professes to set out the power the government has to carry out the targeted killings of american citizens who are located far away from any battlefield, even when they have not been charged with a crime, even when they do not present any imminent threat in any ordinary network. it is the pri's sweeping powers set out in the memo purports to provide a legal test vacation for that power and explai
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 4:00am PST
turned al qaeda into a, quote, shadow of once was. under president obama, the program has used to take out more than 400 targets in pakistan and the middle east. we'll continue to watch that. >>> potential cuts to the defense department budget are causing changes in the military operation. the pentagon says it will reduce the naval presence sense in the persian gulf. the uss harry trumman to head to the gulf has been canceled. defense secretary leon panetta warns under the automatic cuts, pentagon workers could face additional cuts. >>> vice president joe biden choked up after speaking about the recent tragedy at sandy hook. >> when people tell me that you can't prevent these kinds of occurrences, that doesn't mean we can't do something to god forbid if it happens again, diminish the carnage. it matters. it matters. >> biden may have been made an emotional appeal to house democrats last night, urging them to support the oh bam in administration's gun control agenda as the vice president recounted specific examples of 1600 gun related deaths that december day to remind his audience as t
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 5:00am EST
by the u.s. turned al qaeda into a shadow of what it once was. under president obama, the program has been used to take out more than 400 terrorist targets in pakistan and the middle east. >>> potential cuts in the defense department budget are already forcing changes in american military operations. the pentagon says it will reduce the naval presence in the persian gulf. plans for the uss harry truman carrier to head to the gulf this week have been canceled. that would leave one carrier in the region. defense secretary leon panetta warns under the cuts pentagon workers could face furloughs saying, this is not a game this is reality. >>> vice president joe biden made an emotional appeal to house democrats last night urging them to support the obama administration's gun control agenda. biden choked up while speaking about the recent tragedy at sandy hook and recounted examples of 1600 deaths since that day. his tone turned emphatic reminding audience as their obligation as lawmakers to act. >> when people tell me that you can't prevent these kinds of occurrences, that doesn't mean
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 12:00am PST
unmanned aerial weapons. president obama's drone program goes under the spotlight on capitol hill tomorrow, and there is breaking news out of the white house tonight. the big panel responds. stay with us. [ female announcer ] going to sleep may be easy, but when you wake up in the middle of the night it can be frustrating. it's hard to turn off and go back to sleep. intermezzo is the first and only prescription sleep aid approved for use as needed in the middle of the night when you can't get back to sleep. it's an effective sleep medicine you don't take before bedtime. take it in bed only when you need it and have at least four hours left for sleep. do not take intermezzo if you have had an allergic reaction to drugs containing zolpidem, such as ambien. allergic reactions such as shortness of breath or swelling of your tongue or throat may occur and may be fatal. intermezzo should not be taken if you have taken another sleep medicine at bedtime or in the middle of the night or drank alcohol that day. do not drive or operate machinery until at least 4 hours after taking intermezzo
FOX News
Feb 9, 2013 9:00am PST
. we'll have the latest coming up. >> and big snowy weekend and still to come. is president obama's drone program a license to kill? or a necessary tool in the ongoing warp on terror. >> we'll ask them next. stay with us. . so you say men are superior drivers? yeah. then how'd i get this... [ voice of dennis ] ...safe driving bonus check? every six months without an accident, allstate sends a check. ok. [ voice of dennis ] silence. are you in good hands? you don't decide when vegetables reach the peak of perfection. the vegetables do. at green giant, we pk vegetables only when they're perfect. then freeze them fast so they're are as nutritious as fresh. [ green giant ] ho ho ho. ♪ green giant why take exercise so seriously,when it can be fun? push-ups or sprints? what's wrong with fetch? or chase? let's do this larry! ooh, i got it, i got it! (narrator) the calorie-smart nutrition in beneful healthy weight... incles grains and real chicken, because a healthy dog is a playful dog. beneful healthy weight. find us on facebook to help put more play in your day. try align. it's the num
MSNBC
Feb 5, 2013 2:30am PST
begin with new revelations involving u.s. drone strikes program and the obama administration's legal justification behind the use of such efforts against al qaeda suspects. a new 16-page memo copy of which was obtained by nbc news offers fresh insights into this controversial practice including the killing of american citizens overseas if they're believed to be senior operational leaders of al qaeda or an associated force. even if there's no intelligence indicating they're engaged in an active plot to attack the united states. >>> such a strike, of course, took place in yemen in september 2011 killing two operatives. both of them were american citizens who hadn't been indicted by the u.s. government or charged with any crimes. in the past, attorney general eric holder has spoken publicly about the administration's three main pcriteria for justifying a legal strike against a u.s. citizen overseas. they must pose an imminent threat of violent attack, capture is infeasible and the operation must be squint law of war principles. but this newly obtained memo elaborates further. i states u
SFGTV2
Feb 4, 2013 10:00pm PST
them to get legislation passed to initiate programs. obama is still getting on his wet suit. to read the essay she wrote in 2008, there was a sense of exhibits -- exuberance. you say that hope is not optimism that expects things to turn out well. it seems like he confused those two things. >> i will come back to what i write about in the book. the expectations were so great and high. go back to 2008. the back to the election and year when we are fortunate region were fortunate enough to be living with debates that were not cruel reality shows. every week, there were debates among the democratic candidates. barack obama embodied change. it seemed he brought into politics a generation of young people and minorities who never thought of the electoral system as a vehicle for change. so many people saw in him the possibility of change that would come quickly. my sense is that it is so corroded that we need to take back a government that has been rigged against working people, ordinary people, the poor. we need to understand it will take more than one election cycle to bring about fun
FOX News
Feb 1, 2013 3:00pm PST
incorrected stated that president obama's policy on the iran nuclear program. >> i just been handed a note that i, i misspoke and said i supported the president's position on containment. if i said that, meant to say that i obviously, his position on containment we don't have a position on containment. >> we do have a position on containment that we do not favor containment. >> hagel appeared unfamiliar with the massive cut on the department of defense part of the august 2011 budget control act. >> you were after the sequestration bill has passed. >> not sequestration. budget control act. they were talking here about what would happen if you took the cuts. that is what i was talking about. >> at the white house for now they are standing by the nominee. >> president believes that senator hagel will make an excellent secretary of defense and he will be confirmed. he looks forward to working with senator hagel in that positions we continue to advance our national security priorities. >> new york senator chuck schumer who initially had, "genuine concerns about hagel's record on iran and
MSNBC
Feb 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
weapons. president obama's drone program goes under the spotlight on capitol hill tomorrow, and there is breaking news out of the white house tonight. the big panel responds. stay with us. ♪ they see me rollin' ♪ they hatin' ♪ patrolling they tryin' to catch me ridin' dirty ♪ ♪ tryin' to catch me ridin' dirty ♪ ♪ tryin' to -- [ woman ] hi there. why do we always have to take your mom's car? [ male announcer ] the security of an iihs top safety pick, the 2013 volkswagen tiguan. that's the power of german engineering. right now lease a 2013 tiguan for $219 a month. ♪ >>> at some point, washington has to deal with its spending problem. i've watched them kick this can down the road for 22 years that i've been here. i've had enough of it. >> welcome back to "the ed show." with the sequester deadline looming, speaker john boehner is refusing to accept new revenue to avoid spending cuts. well, republicans, you see, they just want to trade cuts for cuts. here is a chart of the spending cuts the democrats and republicans agreed to during the 2011 debt ceiling disaster, and it i
MSNBC
Feb 8, 2013 2:30am PST
brennan the architect of the obama administration's drone program strongly defended their use saying strikes only take place to prevent terror threats, not as punishment for them. >> i think there's a misimpression on the part of some of the american people who believe that we take strikes to punish terrorists for past transgressi transgressions. nothing could be further from the truth. we only take such actions as a last resort to save lives when there's no other alternative to taking an action that's going to mitigate that threat. >> democratic senator ron widen, when has demanded more insight to the legal justification, pressed brennan on the issue. >> you believe that the president should provide an individual american with the opportunity to surrender before killing them? >> any american who joins al qaeda will know full well that they have joined an organization that is at war with the united states and that has killed thousands upon thousands of individuals, many, many of them who are americans. so i think any american who did that should know well that they, in fact, are part
FOX News
Feb 9, 2013 11:30am EST
percent to nondefense and 13 percent cut to defense programs this year. but president obama said yesterday. if congress can compromise on spending cuts and tax reform, then the threat of the sequester will be delayed. >> we are just weeks away from deep automatic cuts to federal spending including defense. there is no reason. no reason for that to happen. putting our fiscal house in order calls for a balanced approach . not massive indiscriminate cuts that impact military preparedness. >> sequestration would result in 2100 food inspections a year and delay i.r.s. customer service responses and could reduce system - social security oversight . cutun employment up to 9 percent . the impact of the cuts of the pentagon could be much worse. >> instelved -- instead of a first rate power we would be the second rate. that would be the result of the sequester. >> those defense cuts are unacceptable to the republican of the services committee. ship yard workers are laid off and aircraft are pushed past their limit and soldiers are being tested by the president's repeated insistance that de
MSNBC
Feb 8, 2013 9:00am EST
public discussion of the obama administration's drone program would be on the combative end, offering a rare public display of democratic dismay with their president a president's policies. after protesters interrupted brennan's opening statement five times, committee chair dianne feinstein cleared the room leaving it nearly ended as brennan defended the drone program and senators shared their frustrationses. >> with the exception of mr. panetta, i feel i've been drug around by every director. >> 11 united states senators asked to see any and all legal opinions, but when i went to read the opinions this morning, it is not clear that that is what was provided. >> do you happen to know the reason why our staff are not permitted when we are permitted? >> having the executive being the prosecutor, the judge, the jury and the executioner all in one is very contrary to traditions and the laws of this country. >> for the first time dianne feinstein said publicly that the committee will consider the creation of a special court to oversee evidence against americans who might be targeted by str
ABC
Feb 7, 2013 6:00am PST
secret drone operation, a program president obama has used more than president bush and a program that is under heavy scrutiny. rebound's pick for c.i.a. director could face serious heated from the president's party. this afternoon, democrats will likely demand answers about the use of unmanned drones to attack enemies overseas. brennan is the point person on drones, the man who signed off on the "kill" list. >> i suggest these targeted strikes against al qaeda terrorists are ethical and just. >> the use of drones has grown 700 percent under the obama administration. we learned yesterday that america has a secret base in saudi arabia used to launch drones throughout the region. lawmakers will raise questions of a newly discovered justice department document saying american citizens are tied to al qaeda can be killed if "an informed high level official believes the target poses a threat." but you government can do so without clear evidence. advocates disagree. >> that justified essentially a claim that the executive branch can be judge jury and executioner. >> strikes have become contro
MSNBC
Feb 6, 2013 8:00pm EST
obama's drone program goes under the spotlight on capitol hill tomorrow, and there is breaking news out of the white house tonight. the big panel responds. stay with us. what's next? he's going to apply testosterone to his underarm. axiron, the only underarm treatment for low t, can restore testosterone levels back to normal in most men. axiron is not for use in women or anyone younger than 18. axiron can transfer to others through direct contact. women, especially those who are or who may become pregnant, and children should avoid contact where axiron is applied as unexpected signs of puberty in children or changes in body hair or increased acne in women may occur. report these signs and symptoms to your doctor if they occur. tell your doctor about all medical conditions and medications. do not use if you have prostate or breast cancer. serious side effects could include increased risk of prostate cancer; worsening prostate symptoms; decreased sperm count; ankle, feet, or body swelling; enlarged or painful breasts; problems breathing while sleeping; and blood clots in the legs. common
ABC
Feb 7, 2013 5:00am EST
the moment security adviser the architect of this program. obama took office, the about 700%.grown by live on capitol hill, john gonzalez, abc 7 news. >> thank you so much. we should learn new details deadly attack on u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. it will be the focus of a senate armed services committee hearing. defense secretary leon panetta expected to testify this morning along with the chairman the joint chiefs of staff, general martin dempsey. lawmakers will hear about the the defense department's internal review of the attack. four americans were killed ambassador christopher stevens. 5:35 and 32 degrees on this thursday morning. >> still ahead, is the redskins' racist? that's the topic of discussion in d.c. today. coming up >> i'm nancy. i'm sareta. >> good morning, washington. >> hi, ladies. we're giving everyone a chance give a good morning greeting. sent a short video or a link clip.outube sure you ended by saying washington."g >> we want to check in with jacqui jeras. the weather forecast is not necessarily going to brighten our day. just think about hours, the top sp
FOX News
Feb 8, 2013 5:00am EST
moments we heard john brennan explain his fiphilosophy which included defense of the obama administration's drone program. >> i never believed in a terrorist event to detain him. we want to detain as much as possible to get information from them to prevent further terrorist attacks. >> the agency started using enhanced interrogation techniques like waterboarding. yesterday he changed his tune a little bit. >> i have expressed my personal objections and views about certain of those eit's such as waterboarding nudity and others where i professed my personal objections to it but i did not try to stop it because it was something that was being done in a different part of the agency under the authority of others. >> some senators yesterday noted concern about the lack of transparency surrounding the drone program. other democrats like the chair diane fine stein supported him more thoroughly. fine stein says he will make a fine leader for the cia. >> it is time for your 5@5:00. >> some of the other stories making news for you at this hour. defense secretary leon panetta coming un
CNN
Feb 2, 2013 3:00pm PST
. for now, he is free of the threat of deportation under the obama deferred action program. but he wants to become a citizen. last year, he joined others to lobby for comprehensive immigration reform. now with talk of a new bipartisan framework he is optimistic. >> what is necessary is a comprehensive reform with a path to citizenship. i mean, we are pretty much americans, even though undocumented, we are american citizens. >> reporter: but there are many in the country who may take issue with that. according to the latest poll, 43% of americans regarding the u.s. policy say that americans should focus on deporting u.s. immigrants. >> what is your response to that? >> i mean, it is clear that government has stated it is not an option. these are people contributing to our economy, these are people who have lived here probably ten, 15, 20 years. these are people truly americans. >> reporter: when you look at this family you can see why the immigration issue is so hard. >> i have a baby, and i don't know what will happen to me if they deport me to my country. >> reporter: she lives in
Current
Feb 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
. director. but what was under scrutiny was the obama administration broken program. it has drown criticism mostly from the left for not being more transparent. the criticism intensified after a memo was leaked talking about americans thought to have ties to al-qaeda through drones. and the left on left tension was on full display. here is brennan attempting to deliver his statement. >> i'm honored to appear before you today at the president's nominee to-- >> would you halt please. we'll ask the police to please remove this woman. >> jennifer: and that happened again and again and again four times he was interrupted until senator feinstein finally had to clear the room. >> okay, we're going to halt the hearing. i'm going to ask that the room be cleared and associates not allowed back in. we've done this five times now and five times are enough. we'll recess for a few minutes. >> jennifer: when the hearings resumeed brennon told senators that drone strikes do meet rigorous standard. the rob is that reliable information is hard to come by. the strikes are happening in dangerous and
Current
Feb 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
. with president bush, you could look at him and say he doesn't know any better. president obama knows better, but despite his losty rhetoric about restoring america's reputation and upholding the rule of law there's been little effort in that reward. >> john brennan was aware of the c.i.a. program. president obama wanted him to oh be head right away. he loved this had guy from the get go. but every time brennan was asked, oh, my god, you know, the drone program we do it with great agony. it pains me to have executed all those u.s. citizens and others and by the way over 200 civilian kids in those drone strikes that were killed, but i did it anyway. what do we make of brennan? does he take this stuff seriously and as nice over it or does he seem cowboyish in the way he keeps wanting to do all these things outside the bounds of the law? >> in this town, it's hard to believe anybody. i remember president obama in 2009 signing the order and staying i'm going to close guantanamo and it's still open. actions speak louder than yours. i was shocked when he was asked if waterboarding was tortu
FOX Business
Jan 31, 2013 8:00pm EST
we're doing. but you are rice. the modification programs, first thing president obama did in offers was a modification program that did not work for this reason, they put so many restricts on it, that people who met them did not have to give up their homes, look the government policies is what got us in this, the government needs to back out and let the market settle. tom: i thought they were, i had hope, i want to go over this again, to qualify, you have to dim straight a hardship, and -- demonstrate a hardship, and not be behind on your payments, if yoifyou have a hardship, you are probably behind on payments and a debt of 55 percent of your income, that is steep. that is another show about whether we should step in and let the market take effect. this is and the fees to pay 20% of assets? they don't have the money. >> tom this is r, this is a typical government program, if you are current on your mortgage payment, up to march,ive month, most likely have you a job, and hopefully you do, but you have to move somewhere else in the city, they take 20% of your assets, you now have nov
FOX News
Feb 5, 2013 2:00am EST
republican said we are in favor of robust worker programs. president obama's remarks in las vegas did not mention the guest worker program at all. in 2007 he voted for the union backed amendments to get the guest worker program that helped contribute to immigration reform. the third issue, and this is a big one, the speed and difficulty of a path to agreed and eventually citizenship for any of the undocumented aliens who want to go down that path. the gang of 8 interestingly enough democrat and republican said we want solar more difficult. the president's body language not a specific proposal because he hasn't offered one but the body language sounds like faster and easier. here's the one that is not being paid much attention to right now but there's an underlying battle between if you will roughly business community especially high-tech and other groups, particularly the catholic church over how much immigration should be based upon skill and merit with the business community saying look, if you graduate from american university with science or technology or engineering or math degre
MSNBC
Feb 9, 2013 12:00pm EST
called for in obama care. so i don't know of anyone who thinks that the federal government is going to be ready to implement the full -- all this program next year. so why not delay it for a couple of years, give the federal government time to get its act together, and at the same time save more than twice the amount of money that would be saved with the sequester. so you actually i think would give the federal government a chance to do better on the health care but also prevent the sorts of things that the president was just talking about. >> well, you say that they should do it. will they do it, though? >> i don't know. there's several options out there on the table. the house passed a bill twice last year to substitute these across the board cuts with targeted cuts in high growth programs. a bill was introduced this past week by house and senate members of the armed services committee that says for every three federal employees who leave their job just replace one of them. that saves the amount of money you need. my health care delay. there are several options out there to preven
Comedy Central
Feb 8, 2013 7:25pm PST
will be joining us on the program. we have a program note. last night we went all in on president obama, his administration and the secrecy regarding the seemingly ambiguous and power loaded u.s. drone program. you may have seen that at 11:00 on the way to checking out top champions. it's a show on the food network but it's december appointing because you are expecting champions and -- [laughter] at least show the documents to congress we pled to the president. show them to congress so that the two of you can abuse american power together as the founders intended. before we release that nugget into the -- what is it called -- a tv. [ laughter ] this little piece of news came out. >> president obama has directed the justice department to provide congressional intelligence committees access to classified information providing the legal rational for the drone strikes. >> jon: the guy just ruined our whole (bleep) show. just out of the clear blue boom! no warning. whole show, blew it up. [ laughter ] we tape at 6:30 and there's a four and a half hour lag time before the show airs. we
CNN
Feb 9, 2013 11:00am PST
a tragedy that is all too common in cities like chicago and around the country. and president obama sent a handwritten neat is included in the program. a copy is included in the program saying we realize that our words, president obama's words and the first lady's words can't soothe the family's pain but they're going to work as hard as they can to try to end this senseless violence. >> she's become the symbol of the national tragedy. maybe her last days were happy days having performed in that inauguration. athena jones, thank you so much. we appreciate it. >>> well, the grammy awards are tomorrow. and this year, men lead the ladies in some of the biggest categories. bruno mars is one of them. he's next in the newsroom. at 1:45, the aflac duck was brought in with multiple lacerations to the wing and a fractured beak. surgery was successful, but he will be in a cast until it is fully healed, possibly several months. so, if the duck isn't able to work, how will he pay for his living expenses? aflac. like his rent and car payments? aflac. what about gas and groceries? aflac. cell phon
FOX Business
Feb 7, 2013 5:00pm EST
income families. now, we hear about obama wanting to augment the perkins loans programs from 1 billion to 8.5 billion. now, before obama and congress decide to augment any program, what they should do is change the regulations of of the perkins loans programs so students can, one, defer payment if they're not working for a year or two, or they can also do what stafford or loans allow students to do, and that's pay back in smaller payments based on whatever small income you have. melissa: but isn't this just a sign of the time in the larger student loan crisis? i mean, student loan default is a huge problem in this country, and it's just getting bigger at this point. >> that's one solution. the other solution is not to offer the loans. some universities what they're going to start doing, yale being one of them, it appears that they'll just start providing this type of aid in the form of grants or scholarships. melissa: all right. evangeline, thanks so much for coming on. we appreciate your time. >> thank you. megyn: next on "money," it is one way to smoke our debt crisis, legalizing pot
PBS
Feb 7, 2013 5:30pm EST
. >> the drone program has been stepped up a lot by the obama administration. now, we're starting to see questions in the u.s.. >> the problem is who are they targeting? the high-value targets, we know who they are. there are many more attacks that killed lower-level targets. people that might be mildly associated with terrorists. the larger issue is that it is causing a political problem. people in pakistan think whether these targets are legitimate or not, the u.s. is violating their airspace and national sovereignty. that my be a greater cost. >> those are not the arguments i was hearing listing to the hearing john brennan. but the senators were concerned about was not the political implications, they were concerned about the without the of targeted american citizens and that is pretty much that was all they were concerned about. >> that is a very narrow concern largely because this is in line with what the bush administration implemented. the republicans are hard pressed to criticize the drone program. the democrats do not want to criticize it. the only focus on whether we should
SFGTV2
Feb 5, 2013 11:00am PST
president obama and nancycy pelosi. we have a long-standing healthy program and the new international law will extend the program to 3 b thousand san franciscans. and just as we must keep getting health care and pension reform define we must address the challenge of the unfunded liability area. we're beginning to make progress but we must development a more responsible approach to providing health care to our retired city employees >> and know that together our partners in labor will address this the san francisco way to son sense once in a while. and finally, we must rebuilt our st. louis hospital in the mission. they're the priors of critical health deliver as well as major employers. members of the board have taken a strong leadership role working with my office to bring a proposal back to the community that delivers jobs and most importantly critical health care for our city were we're going to get it done. and that brings me arrest warrant why we're here today. a college track and education. i hear from businesses that they're number one priority is education. they would like not
FOX News
Feb 7, 2013 11:00am EST
conversation. jon: excellent pilot pilots those blue angel president obama's drone program is getting all sorts of attention especially wheess. there hasn't been the same kind of outcry from the mainstream media. we'll get into that with our news watch panel. a cop killer on the loose, the suspect, a former police officer himself. a massive manhunt underway right now. even those who wear the damage could be in trouble here. a live report straight ahead. i was in the ambulance and i was told to call my next of kin. at 33 years old, i was having a heart attack. now i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. i didn't know this could happen so young. take control, talk to your doctor. [ bop ] [ bop ] [ bop ] you can do that all you want, i don't like v8 juice. [ male announcer ] how about v8 v-fusion. a full serving of vegetables, a full serving of fruit. but what you taste is the fruit. so even you... could've had a v8. . . . .. jon: a fox news alert. keeping an eye on a tense manhunt underway right now in southe
CNN
Feb 5, 2013 4:00pm EST
controversial obama program, he's defended the program in the past. >> we conduct targeted strikes, because they are necessary to mitigate an actual ongoing threat, to stop plots, prevent future attacks, and to save american lives. >> now, a bipartisan group of senators led by democrats wants to see a classified version of this document. there is a classified legal opinion, they believe there's more information in there they want to review. they say if they do not get it, some of the nominations for national security officials, perhaps even brennan's, maybe held up in the senate. wolf? >> all right, barbara, thank you. later this hour, we'll have a major debate on the president's policies on these drones' so-called kill list, including the killing of americans. that's coming up later this hour. kate balduan is here. you've got some new details on what happened 24 hours ago, almost exactly. >> on that amazing rescue and the amazing ending to that dramatic alabama hostage situation. we now know that law enforcement officers had a secret camera planted inside the bunker, where 5-year-
FOX News
Feb 7, 2013 7:00pm EST
. >> another hot topic was the obama drone program for taking out terrorists. here is the cia director nominee on that. >> i think there is a misimpression on the part of some american people who believe that we take strikes to punish terrorists for past transgressions. nothing could be further from the truth. we only take such actions as a last resort to save lives when there is no other alternative to taking an action that's going to mitigate that threat. >> brennan says it is not better to kill a terrorist than to detain one. but with so much controversy about where we detain them, guantanamo bay, we have been doing a lot more killing lately. shep? >> shepard: then there is the matter of the security leaks now under investigation by the feds. what is that? >> well, that's right. they are being investigated. issues such as why so many details about the usama bin laden raid were released. well, john brennan says don't blame him. >> it seems to me that the leak that the justice department is looking for is right here in front of us. and you disagree with that? >> i disagree wi
FOX News
Feb 5, 2013 9:00pm EST
this drone program obama has gone lightyears beyond what the bush administration did. and by the way, if bush ever attempted this narrative, these policies, i'm telling you democrats would have been calling for are bush's impeachment. it is important to remind the american people exactly what the bush administration did in terms of terrorists. they endorsed enhanced interrogation techniques including waterboarding on exactly three, that's it, three high value terrorist detainees. one being khalid shaikh muhammad who was the mastermind of 9/11. no terrorist was ever water boarded and killed and on the contrary the obama administration is a allowing the targeting of american citizens to die. killing them without allowing them any legal recourse, no safeguards in place and the killings themselves are based on limits that one aclu official likely called elastic, vaguely defined and easily manipulated and d in the pro process killing many other nontargetted human beings in one case innocent children. i have to ask are the democrats going to rake obama over the coals like they did george w
MSNBC
Feb 6, 2013 10:00am PST
hearing to head the cia, the obama administration's drone program is drawing new scrutiny from both sides of the aisle and raising big questions about just how far the government should go in targeted assassinations without oversight from congress or from the courts. joining me now for our daily fix, msnbc contributor and "usa today" washington bureau chief. chris, first to you, i don't think there is any big question so far as to whether or not john brennan is going to be confirmed at least going into the hearing, but this is a real debate now. because of michael isikoff breaking the story and finding that white paper, and discovering that the justice department had at least september that much to the hill, some members, the 11 senators and at least three the committee asking big questions about why there isn't more oversight. >> what's fascinating is when they announced the trio of nominations, john kerry at state, chuck hagel at defense and john brennan for cia, i remember being on the show and saying i think hagel will be the most controversial and brennan may well be the least
FOX News
Feb 6, 2013 10:00pm PST
program barack obama ran a four-year operation and i think we won the math argument and i think we need a better job winning the heart argument and we'll work at it. >> greta: congratulations on recent victory, another run. >> thank you. >> greta: nice to see you, and tonight, there's information in turkey about the woman murdered in istanbul. reportedly telling police that he and sarai were having an affair. that's not all. the fbi doesn't believe she was there to take pictures. what do they mean by that. the and the senior reporter is here with the latest. and who was the guy she was having an affair with. >> we don't know a lot about him. it seems that he was questioned early on, he acknowledged that he had spent some time with her, at first he denied according to turkish reports, denied he had any kind of relationship with her beyond just casual and now all of a sudden, after they start taking dna and semen samples we find out from turkish reports again he's saying wait a second we did have sex, but that's all it was to it. so the whole story keeps just developing on top of its
ABC
Feb 7, 2013 6:00am EST
program. we can tell you that this program has grown about 700% since president obama took office. >> that justifies a claim that the drones can be judge, jury, and executioner. >> the white house says it is totally in favor of this program and it has decided it will release important documents to show how it is legal. >> thank you. meanwhile, house democrats are expected to add their voices to the growing debate over guns in america. they will unveil a gun control plan similar to the one president obama undouble last month. their proposals include bans on high-capacity magazines and assault weapons and universal background checks and preventing gun trafficking but the plan is not expected to go far in the republican-controlled house. we've got a big day ahead in the court as the chandra levy murder case re-fesses. >> ingmar guandique is due back in court today. let's check in with brianne carter. >> ingmar guandique is expected to be back in d.c. and appear in a d.c. court room in a matter of hours. this is for a hearing on new developments in the case. chandra levy disappeared f
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2013 6:20pm EST
on and the senate on c-span 2. and this week's radio address, president obama and congresswoman susan brooks talked about needing to reduce the national debt. the president emphasized investing in programs that enable economic recovery. susan brooks urged democrats to pass a budget. >> hi, everyone. we face some important decisions about how to put down our debt in a way that grows our economy and create good jobs. the decision that will make a real difference in the strength of our recovery. we began with economists and business leaders saying that we are poised to grow. there are signs of progress. car sales are at a five year high. manufacturing is coming back. businesses created 2.2 million jobs last year. we have learned that our economy created more jobs in the last few months that economists are originally thought. this week we also received the first testament of the economic growth over the last a few months. it reminded us that bad decisions in washington can get in the way of economic rugrats. we agree -- economic progress. we agree that we cannot cut our way to prosperity.
MSNBC
Feb 9, 2013 9:00am PST
run with you with the big story this week, the obama administration's drone program in which we learned some new details about it and the leaked justice department memo and john brennan's confirmation hearings. the big question is the killing of american citizens. do you believe, snork snorks that those strikes are warranted? >> well, i don't have the details and information necessary to make that judgment. but i do believe that it's a threshold that we have to be very, very careful about, alex. this sets a dangerous precedent going forward. we've always been a country of the rule of law. and the rule of law has constitutional elements to it that are guaranteed all citizens. and so i'm concerned about it. i think we have to give it very careful thought and really question whether this is something we ought to do in a permanent way. security is important. but so are the constitutional rights afforded every american. >> well, senator tom daschell, many thanks for your time. good luck with the book. i hope itfares well with students across the country. thank you. >> my pleasure. >>
ABC
Feb 7, 2013 12:00pm EST
questions about the u.s. drone program. he is president obama's nominee to head the cia. his confirmation hearing when the white house faces increasing criticism for its drawn attack policy. as the president counter- terrorism chief, he was a big force behind the strikes. white house is backing the program. courts are counter-terrorism efforts are designed including our targeted efforts to limit civilian casualties. >> a main issue lawmakers came earlier this week when an unclassified memo came out. the memo said the justice department could target american citizens tied to al qaeda if it believes that they pose an imminent threat. a senate panel has postponed a vote on chuck hagel's nomination to become defense secretary. republicans were not satisfied with the information he provided during last week's confirmation hearing. they want more details about his paid speeches and his business dealings. the former nebraska senator already faced opposition for his past statements and votes on israel iran, and nuclear weapons. president obama the first lady, and vice president joe b
PBS
Feb 4, 2013 12:00am PST
. and that the drone program is something that has been, the bush administration and the obama administration say are authorized by the authorization of use for military force that was passed by congress. and the way that the obama administration is using that is that they're dropping bombs, targeting for killing of terrorist suspects in countries in which we are not at war, including yemen, including pakistan, including places in africa. there is no legal authority for these types of drone attacks. the u.s. cannot drop bombs on people in places that they cannot send troops. it is a mechanism, i think in my view, a political mechanism that says, "it is so much easier to talk about how the wars are over and we're bringing troops home and that we're not putting more troops in harm's way by dropping bombs" there's no legal authority for that. there's no judicial oversight for how they determine who they're going to kill and who they don't want to kill. there's a -- right after 9/11, there was this kill list, there were approximately nine people, al qaeda operatives that the milita
FOX News
Feb 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
robust worker programs. president obama's remarks in las vegas did not mention the guest worker program at all. in 2007 he voted for the union backed amendments to get the guest worker program that helped contribute to immigration reform. the third issue, and this is a big one, the speed and difficulty of a path to agreed and eventually citizenship for any of the undocumented aliens who want to go down that path. the gang of 8 interestingly enough democrat and republican said we want solar more difficult. the president's body language not a specific proposal because he hasn't offered one but the body language sounds like faster and easier. here's the one that is not being paid much attention to right now but there's an underlying battle between if you will roughly bus especially high-tech and other groups, particularly the catholic church over how much immigration should be based upon skill and merit with the business community saying look, if you graduate from american university with science or technology or engineering or math degree we ought to fast track you for a green card, and o
FOX News
Feb 4, 2013 9:00pm EST
very sweet. >> sean: peace and love on the hannity program. will the obama administration admit the interrogation methods that was implemented by george w. bush, that is what led us to bin laden. we'll check in with liz cheney and frank luntz will play for you our favorite superbowl ads. what high profile commercial landed at the bottom and what at the top of mine. plus we are expecting a police press conference as the hostage standoff in alabama, five-year-old boy has now been saved, his kidnapper is dead and we are waiting on a press conference right here on hannity. all stations come over to mission a for a final go. this is for real this time. step seven point two one two. rify and lock. command is locked. five seconds. three, two, one. standing by for capture. the most innovative software on the planet... dragon is captured. is connecting today's leading companies to places beyond it. siemens. answers. [ angry gibberish ] [ justin ] mulligan sir. mulligan. take a mulligan. i took something for my sinuses, but i still have this cough. [ male announcer ] truth is, a lot of sinus
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2013 8:00pm EST
briefings of the obama administration team. we thought we had a program that was viable, limited, politically and legally realistic. one by way the entire intelligence committee have now been briefed into. to digress for a second, the major mistake we made, and i include myself in this, was in the early years of the program. the existence of the program, it was limited to the gang of 8. i think that was a mistake. by 2006 both had been briefed. we thought it was possible. we thought the obama administration could have continued the program in this limited form, at least maintained it as an option. it did not come to pass. i do not think any less realistically thought they would stick with it. we had not reviewed the executive order. guantanamo was out of our lane. this is a factual flaw in the film. they were saying this is not factually correct. we got a hold of the executive order again. all government will be confined to the techniques in army field manual. my friends and i have talked about this. i said not that you ask, this is not occurring on the executive order. let me of
MSNBC
Feb 9, 2013 10:00am EST
place where is the obama administration's drone program has touched down. but it was not just code pink who was questioning the controversial program. the brennan hearing has opened up a bigger debate of the administration's current military tactics. so i'm like a little bit that the drones become a mean for liberals to scream drones, and there is not an actual topic, but it is way of saying, i'm not for the obama administration from the left? but there is something important to say about the actual use of that tool in conjunction with the kill lists. >> yes. i think that after the iraqi war, no government, and everybody understood that no one have the political capital to engage in an invasion, ground invasion, so they decided, okay, let's enhance something else. they didn't think of any other method except drones, and that is why they enhanced that method, because we will kill al qaeda and that is the only strategy. the problem with no other strategy on the ground, you have a secretive tool that no other country, and any other country can start thinking that they can create a dan
MSNBC
Feb 8, 2013 3:00am PST
of the obama administration's drone program, strongly defended their use, saying strikes only take place to prevent terror threats, not as punishment for them. >> i think there is a misimpression on the part of some american people who believe that we take strikes to punish terrorists for past transgressions. nothing could be further from the truth. we only take such actions as a last resort to save lives when there's no other alternative to taking an action that's going to mitigate that threat. >> democratic senator ron wyden who has demanded more insight into the administration's legal justification for drone strikes against americans pressed brennan on the issue. >> do you believe that the president should provide an individual american with the opportunity to surrender before killing them? >> any american who joins al qaeda will know full well that they have joined an organization that is at war with the united states and has killed thousands upon thousands of individuals, many, many of them who were americans. so i think any american who did that should know well that they, in
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
pink interrupted the hearings before they even started. john brennan is the architect of the obama administration's drone warfare program, which includes targeted killings. once the hearing got under way, there was another disruption. the protester was escorted out. then there was another. same thing. seconds later there was another. and then another. finally, chairwoman senator dianne feinstein broke up the proceedings. >> we're going to halt the hearing. i'm going to ask that the room be cleared and that the code pink associates not be permitted to come back in. we've done this five times now and five times are enough. >> the chaos underscored the controversy of the administration's policy. many americans want to know how the united states can order the killings of american citizens without due process. earlier today the justice department provided congress with classified documents about the targeted killing program. this disclosure was sparked by a leaked memo obtained by nbc news saying the government gets to define which individuals are considered imminent threats. but senato
MSNBC
Feb 8, 2013 3:00pm EST
fact perhaps. i'm okay with drones in general but not satisfied with the current way the program is being handled. there is something about the drone debate that is driving me nuts. and that is the charge mostly by republicans that if you feel any different about the drone program under president obama than you would have under george w. bush, you are an utter, hopeless hypocrite. let me ask you a question. how would you feel about a madeleine albright panel on women and body image. now how do you feel about the larry flint panel on women and body image. how do you feel about your kid and dr. ruth's sex ed class ver tus todd akin? do you feel different about warren buffett versus bernie madoff? of course you do because you're normal. according to the republican logic, if you feel any different about midlan albright and larry flint, you are a hypocrite. look, i voted for president obama because i trust his values and his judgment and i believe that he's a fundamentally responsible actor without gratuitously slamming ex-president bush, i think he displayed lapses in judgment in execut
PBS
Feb 7, 2013 2:30pm PST
many people doing it? welcome to our viewers on public television in america. america's drone program came -- undere nomination fire at the nomination hearing for john brennan. the man that president obama has tapped to be his next spy chief says that the white house goes through agony to make sure that there are no collateral deaths in these attacks. >> a panel of senators brimming with questions. barely a few words in, the first interruption but not from politicians. >> i am honored to appear before you today as the president's nominee. >> would you hold please? i will ask the police to please remove this woman. >> four times, protesters interrupted at the hearing. there was a vocal opposition to the program and to john brennan becoming the next director. he was questioned over his past involvement in enhance interrogation techniques. >> i've expressed my personal objections to my colleagues about certain of those situations such as water boarding, nudity, and others. i've expressed my personal objections but i did not try to stop it because it was something that was being done in a
ABC
Feb 6, 2013 5:00am EST
programs is damaging. president obama also feels it's time for change. >> days and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everybody else does. in every institution and every walk of life. grex some criticize the possible change adding double ms. kao tapestry based on family values. >> they are entitled to continue that policy if they choose to. if they don't, they will lose the heart and soul of their membership. >> even if the boy scouts lift the ban, individual troops will still have the power to make a decision independently. they will meet behind closed doors and will be a statement issued one way or another. brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> 5:06, 36 degrees. >> still ahead, a social networking sites might want to think about saving face with its members. we will explain. we will look at [ male announcer ] when it comes to the financialcibstacles military families face we understand. our financial advice is geared specifically to current and former military members and their families. [ laughs ] dad! dad! [ applause ] [ male announcer ] life brings obstacles. usaa br
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 6:00am EST
committee will soon learn more about the obama administration's drone program. the white house says the justice department sent classified advice about the program to the senate and house intelligence committees. the documents reportedly state that it is legal for the government to kill u.s. citizens overseas if it believes they're high-ranking terrorists who are trying to kill americans. >>> and a drastic call by the pentagon this morning ahead of what could be huge budget cuts next month. the navy will reduce the number of aircraft carriers in the strategic persian gulf from two to one. that decision comes just one day before the "uss harry truman" was supposed to leave norfolk for the gulf. two carrier groups have been stationed in the region for the majority of the past two years because of rising tensions with iran. >>> this morning, president obama will speak at the national prayer breakfast at the washington hilton in northwest d.c. the president will meet with religious and community leaders from across the nation taking part in the 61st annual prayer breakfast. that national pr
ABC
Feb 7, 2013 5:00am PST
program that president obama has used more than president bush that has come under heavy criticism. >> president obama's pick for c.i.a. director, john brennan, could face serious heat from members of the president's own party at the confirmation hearing this afternoon, democrats will likely demand answers about the use of unmanned drones to attack u.s. enemies overseas. brennan is the point person on drones, who signs off on the "kill" list. >> i suggest that these targeted strikes against al qaeda terrorists be ethical and just. >> the use of drones has grown 700 percent under the obama administration. we learned yesterday that america has a secret base in saudi arabia used to launch drones throughout the region. lawmakers will raise questions of a newly covered justice department document saying that american citizens are tied to al qaeda can be killed if "an informed high level official believed the target pose as threat." you government can do so without clear evidence. >> some disagree. as that justifies essentially a claim that the executive branch can be judge, jury, and ex
ABC
Feb 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
program was so , they started giving ious. >> uc president obama doing this. . the white house released this president obama doing this. the white house released this photo. the president was shooting clay targets. a spokesperson said one photo erase a lifetime of ban and gunvery gun control scheme imaginable here -- imaginable. those are the words of the nra. new york mayor bloomberg will an ad during the super bowl. it will air during the third quarter of the game. the nomination of chuck hagel is gathering support tonight. the senate of nebraska says he thinks there will be a support of israel and other allies with the us -- u.s. others that they will vote against hagel because he is not tough enough. >> vice president joe biden said that the u.s. would be willing direct talks with iran under the right conditions. the vice president made the atment today during a visit , security conference in munich .ermany iran would have to be willing to with a certain agenda for .t to work the u.s. and iran have been at odds over the nuclear program. previous talks have broken down in fa
FOX News
Feb 7, 2013 8:00am PST
classified information about how the obama administration is justifying drone strikes own american terrorists overseas. brennan helped manage the drone program. he is likely going to be challenged on it today. lawmakers also expected to ask him about waterboarding and for what he knew about some high-profile national security leaks. a lot of big topics. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel is live from capitol hill with more. within those hallways, mike, what are you hearing about? what will really be the focus of this hearing? >> reporter: jenna, i think you hit on a lot of the key topics. senator i don't know mccain is among those very interested in brennan's position on those enhanced interrogation techniques during the bush administration. brennan came out and said he was opposed to waterboarding. mccain wants to know if there is any evidence that brennan was opposed to waterboarding. brennan said he favored some aspects of the enhanced interrogation program. as for the drones we expect he will take some heat from the left. also some heat in terms of killing american
SFGTV
Feb 4, 2013 8:00am PST
. obama signed the home affordable refinance program in 2010. locally we've done many things. in january 2008, this board of supervisors established a san francisco fair lending working group, with its number one policy recommendation of whenever possible home ownership should be preserved and foreclosure prevented. this promotes family stability in our neighborhoods and community. second of all, the goal of this legislation was to provide security for tenants in t.i.c. buildings. supervisor wiener as coauthor want to ensure that tenants in t.i.c. buildings which might take advantage of this legislation will be presented. we wanted to provide the greatest security possible for existing tenants to be secure in their units and our legislation has done exactly that. let me specifically address this to many of the people in the hallway that seem to be misinformed about this legislation. if you are a tenant in a building that elects to take advantage of this legislation, you will receive a rent controlled lifetime lease in that building. you will not be evicted. you will not be forced out of
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 5:00am EST
and security. the warehouse opens up about its drone strike program. details are coming up. >> the approach to national security will be the focus on capitol hill. >> the confirmation process gets under way for president obama's pick, john brennan. >> hallie jackson has the latest. >> john brennan almost certainly face questions about the drone strike program and whether those tactics should be used overseas. this morning some in congress would get the chance to see secret information about what the government believes they can use drones to go after citizens working with the terrorists. >> there is a legal justification to try to stop them from carrying out plots. >> the government doesn't need evidence of a specific attack. >> all they have to show it is a view that somebody is doing something bad and has not renounced that. >> john brennan will face questions about his role in creating the program. >> they are necessary to mitigate an actual threat, to stop lots and prevent future attacks. >> the white house says john byrne has the experience to lead the cia. >> he thinks that i
FOX News
Feb 6, 2013 3:00pm PST
drone campaign is now in the crosshairs of republicans democrats and mr. obama's traditional support others the left. >> it's a program that used very minimally by president bush. now there are over 3,000 civilians who have been killed in this program. >> on brennan's watch, anwar al-awlaki was the first american successfully targeted for death in september 2011. two weeks later his son was killed in a drone strike. >> i think it's fair to say, far fewer civilians lose their lives in an effort to go after senior leadership and al-qaeda along the lines we are discussing as opposed to an effort to invade a country with hundreds of thousands of troops and take cities and towns. >> reporter: the draft memorandum mem oh targeting killing of americans is described as overly simplistic. >> before they decided to take an extraordinary action and essentially unilaterally execute an american says they wanted legal cover. >> reporter: senator ron widen is going to pull out all the stops to justify killing americans without judicial review. >> what i can say this president and this administratio
FOX News
Feb 7, 2013 9:00pm EST
obama's left wing allies who were quiet in order to get reelected are increasingly public and concerned about it and i think there are three enormous questions about the drone program and i support a selective correct application of drone strikes, i think it's one more part of the art of war and there's nothing in that sense unusual. the first very has to be what's the procedure to insure if it's an american citizen that we're very, very careful about their rights and don't have some bureaucrat somewhere deciding to kill people capriciously because the president delegated power to them. and there are a lot of strike-- anybody who has seen "zero dark thirty," those interrogations gave us a lot of intelligence information and in a war against a terrorist movement intelligence may be more important than killing and we're cutting ourselves off from that. and the third problem is the drone avoids an easy way of thinking. peep described it as whack-a-mole. it isn't. comparing one particular missile from one particular drone in one particular country is a very long way for having a s
PBS
Feb 2, 2013 5:05am PST
program is this man, john brennan, a senior official at the cia and head of the national counterterrorism center during the bush presidency. reportedly, barack obama considered offering him the top job at the cia in 2008, but public opposition caused brennan to withdraw from consideration. obama kept brennan on as an adviser, and last year, when brennan became the first official to formally acknowledge that the drone program even existed, he again encountered protests. >> how many people are you willing to sacrifice? why are you lying to the american people and not saying how many innocents have been killed? >> thank you ma'am for expressing your views. we will have time for questions following the presentation. >> i speak out on behalf of tariq aziz. a 16-year-old in pakistan who was killed because he wanted to document the drone strikes. >> now, despite brennan's past notoriety, obama officially has nominated him to head the cia. this time, there's been little criticism of the decision. so, we'll watch brennan's upcoming confirmation hearings to see if any congressional
ABC
Feb 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
says it was forced upon republicans by president obama. >> it is taking a meat ax to our government and many programs in national defense. >> experts warn the impact would be especially felt in the washington area. >> i am very concerned about it. >> this car salesman says he is optimistic. >> so far we have not seen much of a decline. we don't really see a decrease in sales, but possibly in the near future, yes. >> house speaker john boehner alleges it was because president obama wanted to avoid making tough cuts during a presidential campaign. the white house and democratic leaders say they had an offer and republicans walked away. >> as we told you earlier a show of force in annapolis today as thousands of gun rights members gathered outside and inside the capitol building. the governor wants to ban assault weapons and create stricter licensing requirements for guns. horace holmes is indianapolis tonight. please bring us up-to-date on this story. >> they are still meeting in testifying here in the state house. we talked about the governor's desire. a lot of people are now rushing to
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 11:00am EST
matter of hours as the white house makes an about face on its controversial drone program and the targeting of americans overseas. the obama administration now breaking years of secrecy and handing over a confidential 16-page memo that justifies the targeting killing of u.s. citizens abroad suspected of being terrorists. this decision to release the document came hours before brennan was to face a serious grilling by lawmakers outraged over the program. the biggest critic, democratic senator ron wyden who says the president has been stonewalling congress for years and suggested blocking brennan's nomination. president obama called wyden specifically last night. >> clearly, the president's call to senator wyden so unusual and trying to ward off what could be a calamitous hearing today. >> what standard will barack obama be held to after the pictures of the little children who were killed by his cone drone attacks are placed before the jury in the hague? >> i was encouraged last night when the president called and he said as part of this effort, he is going to try to drive a more ex
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